Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Parapelecopsis  Wunderlich, 1992   5 species

Parapelecopsis nemoralioides  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1884)


Resembles P. nemoralis. Can be distinguished by form and setation of the cephalic lobe ("mediocris"-form): in dorsal view almost spherical, shiny, setae absent. Palp: lower apophysis in retrolateral view relatively long and broad, anterior margin between the 2 apophyses is almost straight.

Body length male: 1.8 mm

Resembles P. nemoralis. Vulva: distance between spermathecae distinctly shorter than in P. nemoralis.

Body length female: 2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Europe
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Oger P (2020) Les araignées de Belgique et de France.  – Online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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